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inspection

Before the detailing and paint rectification processes start, great care is taken to fully inspect all vehicles for defects which are then recorded in writing and with photographs. Paint thicknesses are also taken from all panels to make sure there are not going to be any nasty surprises while working on the vehicles paint. All this is shared via mail with the client.

Car Cleaning

The greatest of care is taken with the washing process on all cars that come to GAD, from the soaps to the wash mitts, the drying towels and even the clay bar treatment to remove bonded contaminants and use of final inspection as a lubricant, there are no short cuts!

Decontamination

Decontamination of the paint is a very important next step before compounding the paint, to get rid of all the surface impurities so as not to work them into the paint. There are two types of decontamination, namely mechanical decontamination (clay bar treatment) and chemical decontamination (iron decon)

inspection

Now would be a good time to inspect the paint and again assess where to with the next step

Compounding

Compounding of the paint now takes place by using a number of different processes either with rotary or dual action machines, wool, microfiber or foam pads, and many different types of compounds for different types and hardnesses of paint. This process will get rid of all the scratches, swirl marks and blemishes on the surface of the paint.

Polishing

After the compounding process, comes the polishing, which is the next step to refining the finish of the paint and starting to bring back the gloss

Waxing

After the compounding process, comes the nourishing of the paint by way of a wax, either carnauba or synthetic, they protect the pint form the elements and contaminants and are like cream to your skin.

Ceramic Coating

Some clients opt for a coating for they cars, this however is not without maintenance and needs some upkeep. Coating come in different types and hardnesses and form a (glass) type sacrificial layer on top of the cars clear coat and can last from 1 to 6 years warranted.

About Marc

My Hobby & passion to full time business

As far back as 6 years old, I can remember going with my dad to his workshop and helping him to fetch tools and learning how to work on cars - fond memories - and as the years went on, learning how to maintain, and clean the family cars and even learning how to reverse our cars up our narrow drive way, even before I could drive forward!


My older brother started working with my dad doing rebuilds and eventually becoming a panelbeater, and gave me a place in my early teens to earn pocket money helping him and my dad rebuilding cars and delivering them all over South Africa.


I even had the pleasure of building my very own Mk1 2 door Golf at the age of 18, with a 2L 8v motor, some serious mods and side draught carbs, with the car in 1990 making 130kw at the front wheels! My second car baby after my Gold 1980 VW GTI.


Skipping forward 30 years and lots of industrial supply experience, and selling products from power tools, to abrasives and lubricants to machine inserts and tools, to then working for a corporate in their automotive aftermarket division in a Sales Development and Training role, I found myself in a position where I was working with my passion (cars) every day. In this role over a 3 year period I had the pleasure of meeting Chip Foose, Barry Meguiar, Kev Dawg and Dave Kindig and many other automotive geeks, helping my love and knowledge grow to new heights and to me even opening this business.


With my time working for corporates, I have been lucky enough to have been trained in the US on 3 occasions and in the UK, Poland, Hungary and Romania, with 3M and Meguiars. where I am very comfortable in looking after my customers prized possessions.


You can be assured and trust me with your prized possession, go on give us a try and book your vehicles place for a pampering


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